sea scallop

noun

Definition of sea scallop

: a large deep-water scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) of the Atlantic coast of North America that is harvested commercially for food

Examples of sea scallop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So are other cold things from the raw bar: sea scallops in a spicy green pool of parsley juice, herbs and lemon; Wellfleet oysters, their deep pearly cups holding a splash or two of bay water. New York Times, "Le Crocodile Shows How a New York Brasserie Should Look and Taste," 3 Mar. 2020 Deliverable options include the Low Country Shrimp Steamer Pot, filled with jumbo shrimp, sweet corn, sausage, potatoes and homemade seasoning, as well as steamer pots that add little neck clams, snow crab legs and large sea scallops to the mix. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, "Far From Home? These Regional Comfort Foods Can Be Shipped To Your Door," 29 Apr. 2020 New Bedford, Massachusetts, claimed its 19th consecutive title of bringing in the most valuable catch at $431 million, due mostly to the sea scallop fishery. Anchorage Daily News, "Dutch Harbor stays on top among U.S. fishing ports," 25 Feb. 2020 For starters, the gorgeous sea scallops appetizer ($12), two to an order, are served over a rich serving of mushroom risotto with just the right touch of truffle oil. Joan Wilder, BostonGlobe.com, "Warmth, great food make Cohasset’s Corner Stop a must," 31 Jan. 2020 Reception-style dishes include wild mushroom and pecorino roulade, sea scallop ceviche with gooseberries, Pyramid goat cheese crisp with quince and hazelnut, and Kusshi oyster with Osetra caviar and yuzu gelee. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "New Year's Eve Dining: Here are 39 restaurants open on 12/31 in metro Phoenix," 20 Dec. 2019 Multibillion-dollar fisheries such as West Coast Dungeness crab, Alaska king crab and New England sea scallops are vulnerable. Thomas Frank, Scientific American, "Ocean Acidification Threatens the U.S. Economy," 3 Jan. 2020 As healthy as the sea scallop fishery is right now, seafood watchers know that the future is never a given. Ann Parson, BostonGlobe.com, "Gift from the sea: New Bedford’s bounty starts with scallops," 15 July 2019 Smoked sea scallops with faro and Vidalia onion sauce ($24) was exquisite, and our dining companion couldn’t find fault with his steak. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "When in Connecticut, head for the Hills," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sea scallop

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea scallop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20scallop. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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